Academic Affairs Officers

The MASU Academic Affairs Officers (AAO) Committee represents the heart of the public university mission. Provosts are the chief academic officers of universities and are traditionally considered to be the second-in-command under a president or chancellor. Under this committee’s jurisdiction are all academic topics, including such issues as academic freedom, curricula, enrollment, program design and delivery, student success, transfer, accreditation, K-12 alignment, faculty development, and research. The AAO Committee also executes the Academic Program Review process. Each university submits its new academic programs and any major programmatic revisions to this committee for peer review and approval. This mutual accountability balances university independence with quality assurance. The committee also oversees the annual selection of the Michigan Distinguished Professors of the Year.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the AAO Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Contemporary higher education topics and trends are examined through the lens of academic affairs officers, with strategic consideration given to such factors as college access and affordability, academic quality, instructional innovation, student success, and public-private partnerships.

Academic Affairs Officers

Central Michigan University
Dr. Mary Schutten, Provost/Executive Vice President
112 Warriner Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-7162
schut1mc@cmich.edu

Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Rhonda Longworth, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
106 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-3200
rkinney@emich.edu

Ferris State University
Dr. Robert Fleischman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
1201 S. State Street
CSS 310D
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2300
BobbyFleischman@ferris.edu

Dr. Leonard Johnson, Associate Provost of Academic Operations
1201 S. State Street
CSS 310D
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
(231) 591-3798
Leonardjohnson@ferris.edu
Grand Valley State University
Dr. Maria C. Cimitile, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
One Campus Drive
3090 JHZ
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
(616) 331-2400
cimitilm@gvsu.edu

Lake Superior State University
Dr. Lynn Gillette, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-2211
lgillette@lssu.edu

Michigan State University
Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
426 Auditorium Rd.
Room 430
East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
(517) 355-6550
provost@msu.edu

Dr. John Gaboury, Associate Provost for Academic Services
426 Auditorium Rd.
Room 438
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
(517) 355-5767
gaboury@msu.edu
Michigan Technological University
Dr. Jacqueline E. Huntoon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
1400 Townsend Drive
Administration Building-Room 411A
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2327
jeh@mtu.edu

Northern Michigan University
Dr. Kerri Schuiling (Chair), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
610 Cohodas Administration Center
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-2920
kschuili@nmu.edu

Oakland University
Dr. Michelle Piskulich, Interim Provost
371 Wilson Boulevard
205 Wilson Hall
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2190
piskulic@oakland.edu

Saginaw Valley State University
Dr. Deborah Huntley (Vice Chair), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
338 Wickes Hall
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4296
huntley@svsu.edu

University of Michigan
Dr. Susan M. Collins, Provost
3074 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-9290
uofmprovost@umich.edu

Dr. Valeria Bertacco, Vice Provost for Engaged Learning
3074 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1340
(734) 764-9292
valeria@umich.edu
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Dr. Susan E. Alcock, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
4901 Evergreen
1080 AB
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
(313) 593-5030
salcock@umich.edu

University of Michigan - Flint
Dr. Sonja Feist-Price, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
303 East Kearsley Street
229 University Pavilion
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3177
sfprice@umich.edu

Wayne State University
Dr. Keith Whitfield, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
656 W. Kirby
4092 F/AB
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2433
keith.whitfield@wayne.edu

Dr. Darin Ellis, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Affairs
4117 Faculty/Administration Building
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 577-2024
rdellis@wayne.edu
Western Michigan University
Dr. Jennifer P. Bott, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5204
(269) 387-2378
jennifer.bott@wmich.edu

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